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Bandits sign last of their draft picks

The Buffalo Bandits completed some important player signings on Wednesday, signing Anthony Malcom their top rookie from 2015-16 and reaching deals with the last of their  six 2016 draft picks.

Malcom, who led all Bandits rookies in goals (17), assists (21) and points (38) and racked in 59 loose balls, has agreed to three-year contract. He also had seven points (5-2) in four postseason games.

The team completed the signing of this year's draft class by finishing negotiations with  defenseman Justin Martin and forward Bryce Brochu.

The 6-foot, 195-pound Martin was Buffalo's first pick in the NLL Draft, taken 13th overall in the second round. The Oakville, Ont., native is currently in his third year at the University of Guelph (CUFLA), and is coming off a 2015 season in which he was named an All-Canadian, helping the Gryphons defense to 8.5 goals against per game, the second-best average in the league's West Conference.

Brochu was the 39th pick over when he was selected in the fourth round by the Bandits. He spent the 2016 season at Wheeling Jesuit University, leading the Cardinals with 58 pointsd (28-30) and was named to the  United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association/Nike Division II All-America team. He amassed 166 points (97 goals, 69 assists) during his four-year collegiate career.

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